Rouge Marsh Trail

Description

The   Rouge Marsh Trail offers a short hike with stunning views of the largest   remaining wetland in the City of Toronto. Connecting with the Waterfront   Trail and Pan Am Path at Lake Ontario, the trail provides pedestrian and   cycling connections with Toronto and Pickering. Parks Canada’s guided walks   meet next to the Rouge River pedestrian bridge in the lower parking lot. If   the lower parking lot is closed, meet at the corner of Rouge Hills Drive and   Lawrence Avenue East at the upper parking lot.

Services

  • Water   – Enjoy stunning, panoramic views of Lake Ontario and the Rouge River from   the pedestrian bridge that traverses the river.

  • Urban biodiversity – Observe elegant barn swallows and their unique blue   and cinnamon-red colours flying above the boardwalk. Hundreds of cliff   swallow nests can also be seen underneath the Rouge River pedestrian   bridge.

  • Wetlands – A rich diversity of wetland and shoreline plants dot the largest   remaining marsh and wetland in the City of Toronto.

  • Paddling – The area provides opportunities to canoe, kayak or paddleboard   on the river and in the marsh.

  • Cycling and walking – The area acts as an access point to the Waterfront   Trail and Pan Am Path, connecting the east-side of Toronto and west-side of   Pickering with the park.

  • Swimming – The beach is open seasonally and is monitored for water quality   by Toronto Public Health daily from June to August. Lifeguards are on duty   from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from mid-May to Labour Day.

More informations

Distance round trip

1km

Time

15 to   30 minutes

Elevation

Carte

Trail #

Regulations

Pets   are welcome in the park, but we want them, and park wildlife to be safe. Our   domestic animals can be exposed to dangers from wildlife and the elements   just like we can, and they may also pose a danger to the park’s protected   wildlife, farmland and cultural heritage. For the safety of your pet and to   help protect the park, please observe the following rules:

  • Leash up – For the safety of your pet and others, all pets must be under   physical control whenever you are visiting the park.

  • Stoop and scoop – Pet waste can have adverse effects on park wildlife,   farmland and cultural heritage. Please clean up after your pet and dispose of   waste in proper garbage receptacles.

  • Be mindful – We want everyone to feel safe and respected while they visit   Rouge National Urban Park. Other visitors and local wildlife may not feel   comfortable around your pet. Please keep your domestic animals away from   other visitors and wildlife you may encounter in the park.

Fees

Entry   is free.

Open hours

Open   May to Labour Day

Corner of Lawrence Avenue East and 195 Rouge Hills Drive

Toronto

416 264-2028